Bebe Neuwirth in Here Lies Jenny at the Post Street Theatre
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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“A nightcap of a musical diversion!” —New York Times
“This may just be the best musical of the year! Neuwirth has never been better!” —New York Post
Here Lies Jenny
, New York’s smash theatrical event starring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, conceived and directed by Roger Rees, featuring choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, with music direction by Leslie Stifelman.
San Francisco audiences will remember Bebe Neuwirth for her outstanding performance in ACT’s THREE PENNY OPERA. Her stage career includes acclaimed performances on Broadway in CHICAGO, FOSSE, DAMN YANKEES, among many others, as well as her Emmy-Award winning performance on television’s CHEERS and FRASIER, as Dr. Lilith Crane. She is currently starring in NBC’s hit series, LAW AND ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY.Here Lies Jenny
features the music of Kurt Weill with the lyrics of Bertolt Brecht, Roger Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Maurice Magre, Ogden Nash, Franz Werfel and Kurt Weill. In this musical pastiche, performed by Ms. Neuwirth, three actors and a pianist, a one-time saloon singer at the end of the line arrives at a bar that, like her, has seen better days, where she finds herself singing along to the music playing – the soundtrack, strangely enough, of her life. Searching for something, someone, she seduces and rejects the bar denizens in a riveting performance that won critical acclaim in New York.